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The Most Evil American in History Wasn't Even a Politician

Journalist Pete Hamill liked to tell the story of the time (before he quit drinking) when he and another writer were drinking together in a New York City saloon, back in the late 1970s. After having consumed a sufficient amount of alcohol,...Show More Summary

Science fiction writer Ursula Le Guin: ‘We will need writers who can remember freedom’

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

In the midst of all the end-of-the-year lists and reminiscences, there is a speech that made the social media rounds recently that we thought deserved a special mention here at In accepting the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at this year’s National...

Amazon Offers All-You-Can-Eat Books. Authors Turn Up Noses.

Some self-published writers say their income has seen a large and rapid decrease under Amazon’s Kindle Unimited program, and argue that the system is unfair.

Into the Woods, Without Delay!

I've been in love with Into the Woods for years. I've seen it performed several times, watched the DVD of the original Broadway production many times, and lost count of how often I've listened to the original cast album. As a writer,...Show More Summary

Caroline Glick says there were no Palestinian refugees

Israeli-American writer Caroline Glick says that Jews have claimed Israel for 3500 years so they are the indigenous people of the land; and thus the hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who were expelled in 1948 are not refugees.

'Homeland' -- Pakistan Is Pissed ... Don't Give Us the Kim Jong-Un Treatment

"Homeland" writers gave Pakistan and its leaders the same treatment Seth Rogen gave North Korea and Kim Jong-Un -- minus the assassination -- and Pakistani officials are enraged. Showtime's hit series just wrapped it's 4th season... which was all…

Asimov’s I, Robot and Hertling’s The Turing Exception

William Hertling is one of my top five favorite contemporary sci-fi writers. Last night, I finished the beta (pre-copyedited) version of his newest book, The Turing Exception. It’s not out yet, so you can bide you time by reading his three previous books, which will be a quadrilogy when The Turing Exception ships. Show More Summary

‘Star Trek 3’ Writer Changes: Roberto Orci Only Producing, Film Still Set For July 2016 Release

Star Trek 3 has made another big change to its behind-the-scenes team. Mashable reports that Roberto Orci, originally slated to write and direct, will only produce the new movie. The confirmation comes mere days after Paramount tapped Justin Lin to direct the third installment of the Star Trek reboot. Show More Summary

The literary year in ... Nigeria

In the The Sun Henry Akubuiro reports on 2014: A year of literary triumphs in Nigeria -- though, yes, these end-of-year summing-ups do lead to observations such as: While some writers passed on, others passed the mark of success. But,...Show More Summary

Daily Inspiration #1959

17 hours agoArts / Graphic Design : Abduzeedo

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your imagesShow More Summary

On His 100th Birthday, a Conference Considers William Burroughs’s Humanist Legacy

20 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

With determined indeterminacy, young Mathilde Louette initiated a perplexing but hip four-hour English-language celebration of William S. Burroughs’s 100th birthday on December 12 in Paris, where the writer lived, on and off, between 1958 and 1966.

Reasons Why Alabama Will and Won't Beat Ohio State

Nobody is really giving Ohio State much of a chance against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Bleacher Report has Alabama in a close one. All of ESPN’s SEC writers are picking Alabama. All but one of Sports Illustrated’s experts picked the Crimson Tide. Show More Summary

Why It Is Likely to Be Really Bad for Bloomberg as a Journalistic Enterprise to Have John Micklethwait at Its Head: Hoisted from Other People's Archives

John Holbo (2005): [Intelligent Design]( "A few days ago I finished The Right Nation, by Micklethwait and Wooldridge... >...a pair of 'Economist' writers. Perhaps you recall their...Show More Summary

The 'Transformers' writer is no longer penning or directing the next 'Star Trek'

LOS ANGELES — The next Star Trek is due to arrive in summer 2016 with Kirk and Spock and phasers and all the stuff you've come to expect from a modern Star Trek movie — except for a script by Roberto Orci For reasons that aren't entirely...Show More Summary

CNN's Don Lemon Named to 'Worst Journalism of 2014' List

"Lemon’s gaffes this year offer a case study in how to choose words wisely — or not," a CJR writer noted read more

George Pelecanos' 'Martini Shot' short stories colorful but confined

George Pelecanos is among our most prolific — and compelling — crime novelists, a writer who evokes his hometown of Washington, D.C., much as Dennis Lehane does with Boston or Michael Connelly Los Angeles: as a character in its own right. Complicated, riven by conflicts of race...

Asshole Think Piece Writer Jinxes America

Everything about Michael Grunwald's essay for Politico headlined "Everything Is Awesome!" makes me picture it as the sort of thing people will be linking to ironically after the Great Stock Market Decimation of 2016. I mean, paragraphs...Show More Summary

Dish Awards: Who Will Take The Yglesias?

The Yglesias Award is for writers, politicians, columnists or pundits who actually criticize their own side, make enemies among political allies, and generally risk something for the sake of saying what they believe. Right now one of the top two vote-getters is Glenn Beck, reflecting on the Iraq War: In spite of the things I […]

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